The Nation Volume 92

The Nation Volume 92

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...this record of quiet and persis tent fidelity to principle without reference to the changing moods and fashions of the time, should have made upon the nation so deep and lasting an impression. From the beginning of his public career, when he buckled down to the task of cleaning up the city government of Buffalo, to the end of it, when as President he upheld the cause of honest money in the face of overwhelming hostility in his own and of contemptible vacillation in the opposite party, he was always the same singleminded and devoted public servant. What made this record the more notable was the fact that his attachment to his party was almost as strong as his attachment to his country. It was always perfectly clear that be valued the preservation of the party as much as did the noblest "regular" of them all, but that when a higher duty was manifest he could not hesitate as to which call was to be obeyed. Two young New York physicians were killed within a week by meningitis. Their deaths in the line of duty may serve to remind us that the medical profession has had its martyrs. They come to the front in time of war and epidemic, but they are also called upon to pay their price in the ordinary daily practice. It is difiicult to conceive a higher form of courage than is evinced by the men who have inoculated themselves with the germ of yellow fever and other dread diseases in order to serve science and humanity. The two victims of meningitis must have known the danger they ran in going about their work among the infected immigrants. And that points to a moral. The charge of wanton cruelty to animals will not hold against scientific investigators who, when the need comes, will not hesitate to stake their own lives. The world more

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  • Paperback | 824 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,442g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918673
  • 9781236918673